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Naive Realism: who determines what’s right or wrong?


Naive Realism: who determines what’s right or wrong? American comedian George Carlin said: “First a philosophical question. Have you ever noticed when you are driving that everyone who is driving slower than you is an idiot and everyone driving faster than you is a maniac?” So when you are in your car, you punch the horn at those who are driving slower than you (the idiots) because they...

Placebo Effect: when mind conquers matter


Placebo Effect: when mind conquers matter Just Imagine  “Let’s do a thought experiment. Round up three hundred harried commuters with headaches—not hard to do on the New York subway any workday rush hour. Of course, they are shouting and whining strident protests, which only worsen their headaches, which is precisely what you want. You reassure them that you’ll get their names listed...

Stereotyping: judging a book by its cover


Stereotyping There is a high possibility that you have seen some maps like these:    Different groups tend to categorize other groups of people. We have specific characteristics in mind, and we tend to apply them to groups or individuals. These characteristics could be centered, among others, around gender, race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and many many others. What we...

Confirmation Bias Quiz


In this simple quiz you will have the opportunity to test your daily thinking and decision making. Explanation: There is a secret rule that describes a secret sequence of numbers. Your task is to find the rule by trying your hypotheses and write it down with plain words not giving another set of three numbers. The given subsequence is: 2 4 6 Using the boxes below (six rows of grouped three boxes)...

Confirmation Bias Quiz (Ελληνικα)


Με αυτήν την απλή ερώτηση μπορείτε να δοκιμάσετε τον τρόπο σκέψης και λήψης αποφάσεων σας. Επεξήγηση: Υπάρχει ένας μυστικός κανόνας με βάση τον οποίο περιγράφονται διάφορες σειρές πραγματικών αριθμών. Αυτο που πρέπει να κάνετε είναι να βρείτε και να γράψετε σύντομα ποιος πιστεύετε ότι είναι ο κανόνας. Δεν χρειάζεται να δώσετε άλλη μια τριάδα αριθμών! Μια ακολουθία που επιβεβαιώνει τον μυστικό...

Αποτέλεσματα Έρευνας για το Anchoring Effect


418 άτομα έλαβαν μέρος στην έρευνα τελευταία έρευνα μας, αναφορικά με τον Anchoring Effect (το φαινόμενο της “άγκυρας”), η τάση δηλαδή που έχουν οι άνθρωποι να βασίζονται υπερβολικά στην πρώτη πληροφορία που λαμβάνουν.

Hot Hand Fallacy: randomness perceived as non-randomness


Hot Hand Fallacy You watch a basketball player score four three-pointers in a row. When he successfully shoots a fifth one, you believe that the player is actually “on a hot hand” and so he is going to continue to score. What we think Sometimes we think that if something is repeatedly happening, it will continue to happen for a certain amount of time. As we previously mentioned with the...

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